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The latest Linux Kernel 3.10.12 LTS has been released. All users of the 3.10 kernel series must upgrade. Here’s how to install or upgrade in Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10 and Linux Mint.

Linux Kernel 3.10.12 Ubuntu

Linux kernel 3.10.12 brings mostly networking fixes, especially for IPv4 and IPv6 protocols, and lots of updated or patched drivers, also networking related. See the official announcement.

Install / Upgrade Kernel 3.10.12

The Deb packages is available in Kernel PPA for Ubuntu based systems. Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands to download the Debs:

for 32-bit system:

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.12-saucy/linux-headers-3.10.12-031012-generic_3.10.12-031012.201309141044_i386.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.12-saucy/linux-headers-3.10.12-031012_3.10.12-031012.201309141044_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.12-saucy/linux-image-3.10.12-031012-generic_3.10.12-031012.201309141044_i386.deb

for 64-bit system

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.12-saucy/linux-headers-3.10.12-031012-generic_3.10.12-031012.201309141044_amd64.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.12-saucy/linux-headers-3.10.12-031012_3.10.12-031012.201309141044_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.12-saucy/linux-image-3.10.12-031012-generic_3.10.12-031012.201309141044_amd64.deb

Then install them via:

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.10.12-*.deb linux-image-3.10.12*.deb

Once installed, restart your computer.

Kernel PPA: http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/

The FFmpeg 2.0 has been released for months. If you don’t want to build it from source, now you can install in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, and Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal via a PPA repository.

ffmpeg logo

As you may know, FFmpeg is a complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video. It includes libavcodec – the leading audio/video codec library. Version 2.0 is a major release which brings FTP Protocol support and filter graph description readable from file just to name two. Read more at www.ffmpeg.org

Install FFmpeg 2.0 via PPA:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below command to add the ppa:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:samrog131/ppa

Then update package lists and install ffmpeg:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install ffmpeg

The PPA also contains other packages that you may not want. Remove the ppa after installation by:

sudo apt-add-repository --remove ppa:samrog131/ppa; sudo apt-get update

Enjoy!

Foto is a very simple image viewer and album manager written in Vala using Gtk3, Clutter, Cairo and Granite. Here are the screenshots:

foto image viewer

foto album manager

foto album images

Foto is a new project, and it’s still in early development stage. If you are interested, install it in Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 and Linux Mint via PPA (press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:erasmo-marin/foto-daily-builds

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install foto

Or download the DEB from this page

youtube ustream livestreamWant to watch live streams on Ubuntu via your favorite video player? Well, here’s how to do it using Livestreamer which supports most of the big streaming services such as Dailymotion, Livestream, Twitch/Justin.tv, YouTube Live, UStream.

Livestreamer is a Command Line Interface that pipes video streams from various services into a video player, such as VLC, Mplayer. The main purpose of Livestreamer is to allow the user to avoid buggy and CPU heavy flash plugins but still be able to enjoy various streamed content.

There is also an API available for developers who want access to the video stream data.

It’s very easy to use this tool. Let’s say you want to watch the stream located on http://twitch.tv/day9tv, just run below command in terminal (press Ctrl+Alt+T to open it).

livestreamer twitch.tv/day9tv

[cli][info] Found matching plugin justintv for URL twitch.tv/day9tv
Found streams: 240p, 360p, 480p, 720p (best), mobile_high, mobile_low (worst)

It will find out what streams are available and print them out for you to choose from. Simply give livestreamer the stream as the second argument and playback will start in your video player of choice.

In this case the best stream is a reference to the stream that is considered to be of highest quality, e.g 720p. The –player argument will specify the video player (It will open VLC as the default player if not specified).

livestreamer twitch.tv/day9tv best --player mplayer

live streams ubuntu

Install Livestreamer in Ubuntu, Linux Mint

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens run below commands to install pip installer:

sudo apt-get install python-pip

Then install Livestreamer via pip:

sudo pip install livestreamer

This will work on all current supported Ubuntu releases, include Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 10.04 and their derivatives such as Linux Mint and Elementary OS.

linux kernel logoThe Linux Kernel 3.10.11 has been released. All users of the 3.10 LTS kernel series are urged to upgrade as soon as possible. Here’s how to install or upgrade in Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 and Linux Mint.

This maintenance release introduces ARM, x86, and PowerPC fixes, as well as many updated drivers, including Nouveau, i915, iSCSI, and a few wireless ones. See the official announcement.

Install / Upgrade Kernel 3.10.11:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands to download the DEBs.

for 32-bit system:

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.11-saucy/linux-headers-3.10.11-031011-generic_3.10.11-031011.201309080217_i386.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.11-saucy/linux-headers-3.10.11-031011_3.10.11-031011.201309080217_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.11-saucy/linux-image-3.10.11-031011-generic_3.10.11-031011.201309080217_i386.deb

for 64-bit system:

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.11-saucy/linux-headers-3.10.11-031011-generic_3.10.11-031011.201309080217_amd64.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.11-saucy/linux-headers-3.10.11-031011_3.10.11-031011.201309080217_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.11-saucy/linux-image-3.10.11-031011-generic_3.10.11-031011.201309080217_amd64.deb

Then install them via below command:

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.10.11*.deb linux-image-3.10.11*.deb

If you’re not comfortable with command line. Download & install the Debs from the kernel ppa.